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Ex-guv candidate Bayes rescued near fire, wife doesn’t survive

 In this May 20, 2014, file photo Walt Bayes, right, and Harley Brown, left, Republican candidates for Idaho Governor share a joke during an Idaho Republican Party Primary Night Celebration at The Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho. Bayes whose fringe run for Idaho governor resulted in a Republican primary debate that drew national attention was rescued on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2017, near a wildfire in northern Idaho. Authorities say they later found the body Virginia Bayes in a remote area. Officials say her cause of death isn't known. (Kyle Green/The Idaho Statesman via AP, File)
In this May 20, 2014, file photo Walt Bayes, right, and Harley Brown, left, Republican candidates for Idaho Governor share a joke during an Idaho Republican Party Primary Night Celebration at The Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho. Bayes whose fringe run for Idaho governor resulted in a Republican primary debate that drew national attention was rescued on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2017, near a wildfire in northern Idaho. Authorities say they later found the body Virginia Bayes in a remote area. Officials say her cause of death isn't known. (Kyle Green/The Idaho Statesman via AP, File)

A southwestern Idaho man whose fringe run for Idaho governor resulted in a Republican primary debate that drew national attention has been rescued near a wildfire in northern Idaho, but his wife has been found dead. The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office tells the Idaho Statesman (http://bit.ly/2vHV5Mb) that it's investigating following the rescue of 79-year-old Walt Bayes of Emmett on Tuesday. Authorities say they later found the body of 74-year-old Virginia Bayes in a remote area. Officials say her cause of death isn't known. Walt Bayes refused medical attention/Associated Press. More here.




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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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